When Things Don’t Go as Planned


Check out this post from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog on the topic of things not going as planned along with some of his stunning photographs.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

When things don’t go as planned. Back in 2014 Joel and I spent a month exploring Cuba. When we stepped off the plane in Havana the first thing our new friend Tony Maas (guide) said to us was: When things don’t go as planned is when the adventure begins. We never forgot that. 

So fast-forward four years and we’re sitting in the Galway bus terminal waiting for our tour of Connemara, Ireland to board. We arrived at 9:40 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. departure (we’re ALWAYS early— and it saves us a lot of unnecessary anxiety). Things can always go wrong so leaving yourself a buffer is wise.

Finally the tour representative approached us with a chagrined and apologetic look on his face. We immediately recognised that look—something wasn’t going as planned. We had booked our tour the previous morning with Lally Tours who we had used…

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